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Cambodia: Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51159-002 Status: Proposed

The project will assist the Government of Cambodia to: (i) modernize, and improve climate and disaster resilience of, four irrigation systems in Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, and Takeo provinces to supply water to 43,500 hectares (ha) for 291,847 persons, of whom 148,288 (51%) are women; (ii) ensure sustainability of these irrigation schemes by strengthening institutional and financial capacity of the government staff and farmer water user communities (FWUCs) in operations and maintenance (O&M); (iii) improve farming practices for increased agriculture productivity and crop diversification; and (iv) establish a national water resources data management center (NWRDMC), a water resources information system (WRIS), and an irrigation asset management system for better water resources management, planning, operations and investment.

Project Details

Project Officer
Dang, Thuy Trang Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
 
Project Name Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project
Project Number 51159-002
Country Cambodia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 2.16 million
Loan: Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 117.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Irrigation

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will assist the Government of Cambodia to: (i) modernize, and improve climate and disaster resilience of, four irrigation systems in Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong Thom, and Takeo provinces to supply water to 43,500 hectares (ha) for 291,847 persons, of whom 148,288 (51%) are women; (ii) ensure sustainability of these irrigation schemes by strengthening institutional and financial capacity of the government staff and farmer water user communities (FWUCs) in operations and maintenance (O&M); (iii) improve farming practices for increased agriculture productivity and crop diversification; and (iv) establish a national water resources data management center (NWRDMC), a water resources information system (WRIS), and an irrigation asset management system for better water resources management, planning, operations and investment.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will address the agricultural production constraints and reduce disaster risk by (i) modernizing infrastructure to improve water storage during drought and manage water during flood events; (ii) upgrading agricultural support services; (iii) establishing a financial and organizational system for FWUCs to increase their role in financing O&M; and (iv) establishing a NWRDMC and WRIS and supporting its operation. The project will contribute to achieving targets defined in the government's Rectangular Strategy IV, which aims to develop the country's irrigated land and manage its water resources more effectively, and reduce Cambodian people's vulnerability to disasters. It also aligns with MOWRAM's Strategic Development Plan 2019-2023, including a strengthened national hydromet network, water balance assessments, expanding 30,000 ha of irrigated land per annum, and strengthening FWUCs for sustainable O&M. The project directly supports three of the seven operational priorities of ADB Strategy 2030: (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities; (ii) tackling climate change and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability; and (iii) promoting rural development and food security.
Impact Inclusive economic growth through agriculture and irrigation
Outcome Water and agriculture productivity in the project areas enhanced
Outputs

Efficiency and climate resilience of irrigation systems enhanced

Water resource management improved

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Dang, Thuy Trang
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology
364 Monivong Blvd, Khan Chamkamorn Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Jul 2017
Fact Finding 06 Nov 2018 to 15 Nov 2018
MRM 04 Jun 2019
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Establishment of National Water Resources Data Management Center and a National Water Resources Information System Firm - Consulting Closed 18 May 2019 16 Jun 2019
PMIC Firm - Consulting Closed 18 May 2019 16 Jun 2019
51159-CAM: Irrigated Agriculture Improvement Project Advance Notice Active 09 May 2019

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